New Girl Scout Cookie Hits the Tables, But Does it Compare to the Classics?


The “Adventurefuls” Girl Scout Cookie box. Photo by Caroline Sanders ’23.

Caroline Sanders and Jilli Carson

Everyone should be excited because since January 18, it’s been officially Girl Scout cookie season. To us, Girl Scout cookie season is one of the most exciting and indulgent times of the year. As your experts, we will be trying and reviewing our favorite and least favorite cookies of the 2022 Girl Scout cookie lineup. 


As the new cookie of the season, the Adventurefuls have skyrocketed in popularity and interest, causing a reported “nation-wide shortage” of the cookies. However, fear not. You know we already got our hands on them as soon as they hit those tables at Tom Thumb. 

The official Girl Scout website describes them to be an “indulgent brownie-inspired cookie topped with caramel flavored crème with a hint of sea salt.” 

Caroline: Starting with the box, the Adventurefuls have been given a beige-grayish color to represent them. I don’t hate the color; however, I do think they could have made the box a brighter, more fun color to match the cookies’ exciting name. The cookie has a brownie-inspired taste, which I liked. The caramel adds a little touch of sweetness that balances out the chocolate taste, but it isn’t as strong as I would have liked it to be. However, the flavor as a whole is lacking. Overall, I don’t think they were particularly bad, but I would not buy them over other better flavors. 5/10

Jilli: As described, the new cookie is a brownie-flavored, crispy cookie with a caramel flavored crème and a hint of sea salt. There is no better way to describe the flavor than comparing it to a slightly lesser version of Brownie Brittle. While Brownie Brittle is a delicious dessert, I was not the biggest fan of the Adventurfuls. 4/10


Thin Mints

Caroline: Thins Mints are arguably one of the best and most popular Girl Scout Cookie flavors on the market. To best describe them, Thin Mints are delicious crisp chocolate cookies with a faint minty flavor. The thinness of the cookies makes them easy to eat and enjoy in one bite. I recommend putting them in the freezer and eating them cold because it enhances the crispness and mint flavor that they have. 9/10


Caramel deLites:

Jilli: When it comes to Girl Scout cookies, nothing beats the Caramel deLites, previously known as Samoas. I don’t find this claim debatable, and if you disagree you are wrong. The Caramel deLites are described as “Crispy cookies topped with caramel, toasted coconut, and fudge stripes‘ on the official Girl Scout website. While they may be described as “crispy,” this is the chewiest, and melty cookie that the Girl Scouts sell. If you are like me and aren’t a big coconut fan, this cookie has the potential to change your mind, like it did mine. 10/10.


Peanut Butter Patties: 

Caroline: Peanut Butter Patties are also one of the most popular flavors of Girl Scout Cookies. In comparison to the rest of the cookies, the Peanut Butter Patties are soft and milky. Because they aren’t as crisp as say the Thin Mints, they are more of a filling cookie. The peanut-butter adds a nice taste to the cookie and sets it apart from the rest. 10/10. 



Jilli: In comparison to the other girl scout cookies, the Lemonades are a much lighter and sweeter choice. With a shortbread cookie dipped in a lemonade icing, this cookie has the perfect ratio of cookie to icing. It is a crisp cookie, but still falls apart as it is very light and airy with a subtle lemony taste. This cookie is a good choice if you are not one for rich and extreme flavors. 8/10.



Caroline: One of my earlier favorites, the Shortbreads are surprisingly not bad. They have a reputation of being bland and not flavorful, but I think that is just in comparison to the other flavors. They have a sweet cake-like flavor. If you are not a big fan of chocolate, I think that the Shortbreads or the Lemonades are the way to go. 7/10



Jilli: Before visiting the Girl Scout website for the first time, I had no idea this flavor existed. Because of this, I had to try it. It is very visually appealing; the toast shaped cookie is dipped in icing and has a little flower-shaped imprint on the front. After my initial tasting, I decided that the name of the cookie was a perfect descriptor: it tasted just like syrup and toast! While it is a crunchy cookie, imagine biting into a piece of french toast, drowned in syrup. This is exactly what to expect when tasting this cookie. The only issue that I found was that it tasted a little bit too much like syrup, making it slightly too sweet. 6/10. 


If you were wondering where to buy Girl Scout Cookies or wanted a better description of the cookies, visit the Girl Scout Cookie website and type in your zip code. They also have a mobile app available on the app store. However, most are sold at local grocery stores or shops around town from 5:00-8:00 p.m. each day. The last day of sales for Girl Scout Cookie season this year is February 27. 

What is your favorite Girl Scout cookie flavor?


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